Bluecoat Gin Launches #DrinkCision2016

Philadelphia Distilling is pleased to announce that Bluecoat American Dry Gin is the official Gin Provider for the 2016 Philadelphia Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). In celebration of the DNC, Philadelphia Distilling will be launching Drink-cision, an interactive cocktail campaign for both residents and visitors.

The official nominees, the classic “Martini” made with Bluecoat American Dry Gin and its predecessor, the “Martinez” made with Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin, will go head-to-head via online polls, where fans can cast their vote.

Martini vs Martinez

The polls open July 14th and the nominee with the most votes will be announced on the evening of July 28th at The Franklin Bar at 10pm (doors open at 8pm), where Bluecoat enthusiasts will enjoy the victorious nominee cocktail, complimentary of Philadelphia Distilling.

“As a proud local company with a global presence, we look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion in Philadelphia’s history as the world looks on,” says Andrew Auwerda, President & Co-Founder of Philadelphia Distilling.

Participating restaurants and bars where fans can enjoy the nominee cocktails include:

  • 1 Tippling Place


  • Alla Spina

  • Amuse at the Le Meridien

  • Aqimero at The Ritz-Carlton

  • Barclay Prime


  • Capofitto Pizzeria + Gelateria

  • Charlie was a sinner.

  • Crow and the Pitcher

  • Devil’s Den

  • Standing O at The DoubleTree

  • The Franklin Bar

  • Gran Caffe L’Aquilla

  • The Industry Bar

  • Lacroix

  • Lo Spiedo

  • Library Bar

  • Ocean Prime

  • Osteria

  • Oyster House

  • Pennsylvania 6

  • Rex 1516

  • Red Owl Tavern

  • Sbraga

  • Square 1682

  • The Olde Bar

  • Tredici Enoteca

  • Twenty Manning Grill

  • Urban Farmer

  • Vedge

  • Village Whiskey

  • Whetstone Tavern

  • Zavino

Bluecoat American Dry Gin is a hand crafted, five times distilled, premium gin made with 100% Certified Organic botanicals by Philadelphia Distilling, the largest distillery in Pennsylvania. This revolutionary spirit is composed of organic juniper berries and a blend of American citrus peels, giving Bluecoat a distinctly bold, refreshing citrus finish. Bluecoat Barrel Finished Gin is produced by aging Bluecoat American Dry Gin in new American oak barrels for a minimum of three months. This process enhances the rounder, softer notes and introduces hints of caramel and whiskey without sacrificing juniper or pepper notes.

The Democratic National Convention will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia from July 25th through July 28th. An expected 50,000 visitors will be coming to Philadelphia for the convention, including members of the Democratic National Committee, press, and spectators. Local businesses and committees throughout the city have been working together to provide participants with a full list of events to introduce the Philadelphian culture to its visitors.

To cast your vote and receive the latest Bluecoat announcements, visit

The polls will open July 14thth and will close July 28th. Fans can vote by simply hashtagging #Martini or #Martinez on Bluecoat American Dry Gin’s Facebook post. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #Drinkcision2016

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